Project X Zone Revealed; Crossover RPG with Sega, Namco and Capcom characters

Not a fighting game interesting enough, but a strategy RPG.  Still, it has some very interesting characters on the roster and it has quite a few other interesting things, so keep reading for more details.

Here’s the currently known character roster:

Capcom

Ryu & Ken Masters (Street Fighter 0)
X & Zero (Rockman)
Demitri and Dante (Darkstalkers and Devil May Cry)
Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)

SEGA

Ichiro Ogami and Sakura Shinguji (Sakura Wars)
Akira Yuki Chen and Pai Chan (Virtua Fighter)
Kurt Irving & Riera Maruserisu (Valkyria Chronicles)
Cyrille & Toma and Urara (Shining Force EXA & Space Channel 5)

Namco Bandai

Sanger Somvold (Super Robot Wars)
Jin and Ling Xiaoyu (Tekken)
Kos-Mos and T-elos (Xenosaga)
Yuri Lowell & Estellise (Tales of Vesperia)
Kite and Black Rose (.Hack)

That’s a lot of interesting characters to play as.  Have to wonder what it’ll be like playing as Mega Man, Resident Evil and Street Fighter characters in a strategy RPG given their history of starring in more action based games.

They do also have their special attacks from said games to use, such as Ryu and Ken’s Shoryuken and X and Zero’s respective X Buster and Z Saber.

More interestingly, this isn’t the full character list.  Who knows what classic characters are going to be revealed?  Heck, how about Sonic the Hedgehog?  Because this seems very much like the kind of game which he’d end up in, and if Smash Bros Brawl was any indication, his presence here would cause an internet meltdown of overexcitement.

Characters mainly fight in teams, and the game is 50% complete, with a release date in 2012 promised.

Now, here are some (aka about 30-50) screenshots of the game:

The main logo for the game.  Looks nice enough, reminds me of Marvel vs Capcom, which was supposedly an influence in the development of this.

Some screenshots.  Mainly showing the characters firing weapons.  Have to admit the graphics style here looks very nice, almost like a mix between classic sprites and cel shading,

Who is this character?

Street Fighter attacks in RPG battles are go apparently!  Looks pretty nice.

Oh cool, Mega Man X/Zero characters! Can’t have a cross over otherwise!

And at least it’s two Mega Man characters people want, not Bad Box Art Mega Man like in Marvel vs Capcom!

Many, many screenshots and official art pieces showing just how many characters are in this game.  It looks really good if I do say so myself.

A magazine scan showing much of the above as well as other screenshots of the game.

In general, this looks to be a fantastic new 3DS game and a very interesting strategy RPG crossover.

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